New Arrivals · Downloadable Audiobooks

December 17, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Wicked designs [electronic resource]

December 16, 2014
Smith, Lauren, author.
Macon : Samhain Publishing, Ltd., 2014.
1 online resource
Read by Heather Wilds.
For too long Emily Parr has been subject to the whims of her uncle and the lecherous advances of his repulsive business partner. She plans on being done with them by finding a kind husband. It seems easy enough, until she is abducted by the incorrigible Godric, Duke of Essex. The difficult debutante's blend of sweetness and sharpness make him desperate for what he never wanted: love. Yet as they surrender to passion, danger lurks, waiting to rob him of the woman he can't live without.

Carnival of lies [electronic resource] : a novella

December 15, 2014
Marr, Melissa, author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Performed by MacLeod Andrews.
Duration: 00:37:27
This prequel is a captivating glimpse into Melissa Marr's world of the Untamed City -- before the savage, deadly Carnival that changed it all. Aya is a champion fighter, but because she's a girl, she's not allowed to take part in the competition. Her betrothed, Belias, can't understand why she insists on entering ... but he doesn't know that Aya plans to win her independence from their preplanned union by taking home the top title. Aya dreads defeating Belias in the ring, but she'll do it if it means keeping her deadly secret under wraps for a while longer.

The defiant hero [electronic resource]

December 15, 2014
Brockmann, Suzanne, author.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Patrick Lawlor, Melanie Ewbank
Duration: 15:40:36
There are eight words Meg Moore has never been able to forget: the United States refuses to negotiate with terrorists. But what was merely a chilling warning when she worked as a translator in a European embassy now spells out a potential death sentence for her daughter and grandmother, who have been kidnapped by a lethal group called the Extremists. Meg has to act--and quickly. Going against everything she was taught, she will now do anything to meet their unspeakable demands; anything--even kill--to save her child. When Navy SEAL Lieutenant, junior grade, John Nilsson is summoned to Washington, DC, by the FBI to help negotiate a hostage situation, the last person he expects to see holding a foreign ambassador at gunpoint is Meg. He hasn't seen her in years, but he's never forgotten how it feels to hold her in his arms. John could lose his career if he helps her escape. She will lose her life if he doesn't.

Crazy hair day [electronic resource]

December 15, 2014
Kann, Victoria, author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Eliana Shaskan.
Duration: 00:05:22
Pinkalicious has been looking forward to Crazy Hair Day, but when she gets on the bus she sees that Rose has the exact same hairstyle. Can the friends find a way to save the day?

Star bright [electronic resource] : a Christmas story

December 15, 2014
McGhee, Alison, 1960- author.
Chicago : Dreamscape Media, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Duration: 00:04:32
"What can a small angel give a most important baby? A Christmas story about the greatest gift of all"-- Provided by publisher.

Mouseheart [electronic resource]

December 15, 2014
Fiedler, Lisa.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Kirby Heyborne.
Duration: 07:51:22

The big four [electronic resource]

December 15, 2014
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976.
New York : HarperCollins, 2012.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Hugh Fraser.
Duration: 05:33:59
A vicious international quartet of criminals known as "The big four" pursues world domination but first must eliminate the only man who can foil them: Hercule Poirot. In the most dangerous case of his career, the little detective will not be diverted by poison, a falling tree, electrocution, or a hit-and-run. Poirot appears to meet his end when a bomb explodes in his apartment. Hastings, devastated, vows to avenge him -- but can he succeed without Poirot? Hugh Fraser, the original Hastings, brings every character to life with a masterful performance.

The danger box [electronic resource]

December 15, 2014
Balliett, Blue, 1955-
New York City : Scholastic Audio, 2010.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Alex Wyse.
Duration: 05:50:08
A boy in a small town who has a different way of seeing. A mischievous girl who won't stay in one place. A mysterious notebook . A fire. A stranger. A death. These are some of the things you'll find within The Danger Box, the new mystery from bestselling author Blue Balliett.

Blindsighted [electronic resource]

December 15, 2014
Slaughter, Karin, 1971-
New York : HarperCollins, 2004.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Judith Ivey.
Duration: 06:06:37
The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, the town's pediatrician and coroner, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, dead in the local diner. As well as being viciously raped, Sibyl has been cut: two deep knife wounds form a lethal cross over her stomach. But it's only once Sara starts to perform the postmortem that the full extent of the killer's brutality starts to become clear. Police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, Sara's ex-husband, is in charge of the investigation, and when a second victim is found, crucified, only a few days later, he has to face the fact that Sibyl's murder wasn't a single personal attack: They're dealing with a sadistic rapist turned killer who is terrorizing rural Grant County. Jeffrey isn't alone in his search. Lena Adams, the county's sole female detective wants to see justice done since her sister was the first victim. Sara, too, cannot escape the terror. A secret from her past could hold the key.

The grand weaver [electronic resource] : how God shapes us through the events of our lives

December 15, 2014
Zacharias, Ravi K.
Grand Rapids : Zondervan, 2007.
1 sound file : digital
Ravi Zacharias.
Duration: 05:40:25
With inspiring stories and thought-provoking questions, Ravi Zacharias traces the multiple threads of our lives, describing how the unseen hand of God guides our joys, our tragedies, our daily humdrum to weave a pattern of divine providence and meaning.

The artist of disappearance [electronic resource]

December 15, 2014
Desai, Anita.
Chicago : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2011.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Anne Flosnik.
Duration: 04:30:34
Anita Desai ruminates on art and memory, illusion and disillusion, and the sharp divide between life's expectations and its realities in three perfectly etched novellas. Set in India in the not-too-distant past, the dramas illuminate the ways in which Indian culture can nourish or suffocate. All are served up with Desai's characteristic perspicuity, subtle humor, and sensitive writing.

The rhythm of life [electronic resource] : [living every day with passion & purpose]

December 15, 2014
Kelly, Matthew.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2004.
1 sound file : digital
Read by the author
Duration: 04:38:11
Offers advice on how to transcend daily stresses to attain a deeper understanding of one's true purpose, discussing such strategies as identifying and attending to actual needs and making self-supporting commitments.

City of golden shadow [electronic resource]

December 15, 2014
Williams, Tad.
New York : Books on Tape, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
George Newbern.
Duration: 28:37:28
In a strange world of the near future, where virtual reality encompasses all aspects of society and boundaries are limited only by the power of the imagination, a dark conspiracy involving the world's most powerful individuals threatens to destroy everything.

Not a drill [electronic resource] : a Jack Reacher short story

December 15, 2014
Child, Lee, author.
New York : Books on Tape, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Dick Hill.
Duration: 01:27:04
Jack Reacher is on the road, hitching a ride with some earnest young Canadians who are planning a hike through some of the last unspoiled wilderness in North America in the dense forests of Maine. They part ways after sharing a hot meal, and Reacher checks out a quiet town surrounded by countryside serene enough to cool even his raging wanderlust. But not for long. First the trail is suddenly and inexplicably closed. Then the military police show up in force. Maybe it's a drill. Or maybe it's trouble--the kind of trouble that always finds Reacher, no matter how far he travels off the beaten path.

The village [electronic resource]

December 15, 2014
West, Bing.
Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, 2011.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Peter Berkrot.
Duration: 09:49:56
Few American battles have been so extended, savage, and personal. A handful of Americans volunteered to live among six thousand Vietnamese, training farmers to defend their village. Such "Combined Action Platoons" (CAPs) are not a lost footnote about how the war could have been fought; only the villagers remain to bear witness. This is the story of fifteen resolute young Americans matched against two hundred Viet Cong; how a CAP lived, fought, and died; and why the villagers remember them to this day.

Why suffering? [electronic resource] : finding meaning and comfort when life doesn't make sense

December 15, 2014
Zacharias, Ravi K, author, narrator.
New York : Hachette Audio, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Duration: 07:03:44
"Why would a loving and powerful God allow so much pain and suffering? In WHY SUFFERING? Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale carefully walk you through a variety of responses that considered together provide a clear, comprehensive, and convincing answer. Responses like: Where there is the possibility of love, there has to be the reality of freedom, and therefore the possibility of pain. Wishing God had made a different world is to wish yourself out of existence. The cross is the key to a compelling and rational explanation for trusting in God in the face of suffering. In comparison with other world religions, the Christian response is highly distinctive. The reality of evil only makes sense in light of the reality of divine goodness. Relational knowledge about God takes the argument beyond reason to the presence of God amidst suffering. God's decision to allow temporal suffering is understandable when viewed from an eternal perspective. Divine goodness shows how to conquer not in spite of, but even through suffering. Here is a book written with great respect for the complexity of the issue, recognizing that some who read it will be in the trenches of deep suffering themselves and others questioning the very existence of a loving God. WHY SUFFERING? provides an answer to the problem of pain and suffering with emotional sensitivity and intellectual integrity"-- Provided by publisher.

The singularity is near [electronic resource] : when humans transcend biology

December 15, 2014
Kurzweil, Ray.
Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, 2011.
1 sound file : digital
Narrator: George K. Wilson.
Duration: 24:39:18
A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development from Ray Kurzweil, who Bill Gates calls "the best person I know at predicting the future of artifical intelligence."

The glass key [electronic resource]

December 15, 2014
Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961.
Ashland : AudioGO, 2011.
1 sound file : digital
Narrated by Stephen R. Thorne.
Duration: 06:23:23
"Paul Madvig was a cheerfully corrupt ward-heeler who aspired to something better: the daughter of Senator Ralph Bancroft Henry, the heiress to a dynasty of political purebreds. Did he want her badly enough to commit murder? And if Madvig was innocent, which of his dozens of enemies was doing an awfully good job of framing him?"--Publisher's web site.

The chair [electronic resource] : a novel

December 15, 2014
Rubart, James L.
Carol Stream : Oasis Audio, 2012.
1 sound file : digital
Read by the author.
Duration: 10:14:14
If you were given an ancient-looking chair and told Jesus Christ made it, would you believe it? When an elderly lady shows up in Corin Roscoe's antiques store and gives him a chair she claims was built by Christ, he scoffs. But when a young boy is miraculously healed after sitting in the chair, he stops laughing and starts to wonder: Could this chair heal the person whose life I destroyed twelve years ago? As word spreads of the boy's healing, a mega-church pastor is determined to manipulate Corin into turning over the chair. But the mysterious woman who gave him the piece insinuates it is Corin's destiny to guard the chair above everything else. But why? Desperate, he turns to the one person he can trust, a college history professor who knows more about the legend of the chair than he reveals. Searching for the truth about the artifact and the unexplained phenomena surrounding it, Corin soon realizes he isn't the only one willing to do almost anything to possess the power that seems to surround the chair.

Rush Revere and the American Revolution : time-travel adventures with exceptional Americans [electronic resource]

December 15, 2014
Limbaugh, Rush H., author, narrator
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Rush Limbaugh
Duration: 05:38:45
Be a part of Rush Revere₂s crew as they rush, rush, rush into a time when British rule had become a royal pain, and rebellion was in the air. They'll be on hand to see two lanterns hung in the Old North Church, prevent a British spy from capturing Paul Revere, and grapple with danger at the battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill

Tales from a not-so-happily ever after [electronic resource]

December 15, 2014
Russell, Rachel Renée, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Jenni Barber.
Duration: 03:04:51
A bump on the head suffered during gym class causes middle school drama queen Nikki Maxwell to have a crazy dream where all of her acquaintances assume the roles of familiar fairy tale characters.

Ugly love [electronic resource] : a novel

December 15, 2014
Hoover, Colleen, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Deacon Lee.
Duration: 09:14:07

The lotus and the cross [electronic resource] : Jesus talks with Buddha

December 15, 2014
Zacharias, Ravi K.
Escondido : christianaudio, 2006.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Simon Vance.
Duration: 01:45:54
Step into a long-tail boat on the River of Kings and become immersed in an imaginary conversation between Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha. Jesus and Buddha agreed that Truth could withstand scrutiny. Listen in as the "soul of truth" speaks with the heart of compassion. It could change your life.

Perfect shadow [electronic resource]

December 15, 2014
Weeks, Brent.
New York : Hachette Audiobooks, 2011.
1 sound file : digital
Read by James Langton.
Duration: 02:00:20
Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks' New York Times bestselling Night Angel trilogy ... Gaelan Starfire is a farmer, happy to be a husband and a father; a careful, quiet, simple man. He's also an immortal, peerless in the arts of war. Over the centuries, he's worn many faces to hide his gift, but he is a man ill-fit for obscurity, and all too often he's become a hero, his very names passing into legend: Acaelus Thorne, Yric the Black, Hrothan Steelbender, Tal Drakkan, Rebus Nimble. But when Gaelan must take a job hunting down the world's finest assassins for the beautiful courtesan-and-crimelord Gwinvere Kirena, what he finds may destroy everything he's ever believed in.

Raging Heat [electronic resource]

December 15, 2014
Castle, Richard, author.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Robert Petkoff.
Duration: 11:11:38
In New York Times bestselling author Richard Castle's newest novel, an illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride along...

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